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2017-04-18 09:47:08 AM  
No, Roger Taylor and Brian May are going on tour playing the music of Queen.

Queen is dead.
 
2017-04-18 10:00:10 AM  
A little old to tour, no?


She should just abdicate and let Charles take over.
 
2017-04-18 10:27:36 AM  

GRCooper: A little old to tour, no?


She should just abdicate and let Charles take over.


I didn't even know she knew Adam Lambert.
 
2017-04-18 12:00:46 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Queen is dead


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2017-04-18 12:04:42 PM  
So.......FauxQueen?
 
2017-04-18 12:15:52 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: No, Roger Taylor and Brian May are going on tour playing the music of Queen.

Queen is dead.


Apparently the reason Sasha Baron Cohen dropped out of playing Freddy Mercury in the Queen biopic was that he found out Freddy's death was going to be about halfway through the movie, and then the second half would be about how brave the others were in carrying on.  It sounds like it would have been a hot pile of garbage.
 
2017-04-18 12:16:40 PM  
I just don't like him as Queen's front man... I mean he's gay... and not that there is anything wrong with that, but he adds this super gay vibe to Queen (just look at that leather outfit!).  Queen was always a man's man's band, and introducing a gay element just doesn't work.
/world's smallest "s"
 
2017-04-18 12:18:01 PM  

jake_lex: Apparently the reason Sasha Baron Cohen dropped out of playing Freddy Mercury in the Queen biopic was that he found out Freddy's death was going to be about halfway through the movie, and then the second half would be about how brave the others were in carrying on.  It sounds like it would have been a hot pile of garbage.


Plus a 30-minute summarized reading of Brian May's PhD dissertation at the 1-hour mark
 
2017-04-18 12:21:26 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: No, Roger Taylor and Brian May are going on tour playing the music of Queen they wrote.

Queen is dead.


FTFM. And geez, get over it already.

Obviously, nobody could replace Freddie Mercury and nobody is trying. But Adam Lambert kills it while giving the respect for FM that he deserves. They aren't playing Freddie Mercury's music. They're playing Queen's music in which they all had a hand in writing. It may be the only band in history where each member wrote a #1 hit single (maybe the Eagles?).
 
2017-04-18 12:27:16 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: No, Roger Taylor and Brian May are going on tour playing the music of Queen.

Queen is dead.


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2017-04-18 12:28:25 PM  

Farkomatic: FirstNationalBastard: No, Roger Taylor and Brian May are going on tour playing the music of Queen they wrote.

Queen is dead.

FTFM. And geez, get over it already.

Obviously, nobody could replace Freddie Mercury and nobody is trying. But Adam Lambert kills it while giving the respect for FM that he deserves. They aren't playing Freddie Mercury's music. They're playing Queen's music in which they all had a hand in writing. It may be the only band in history where each member wrote a #1 hit single (maybe the Eagles?).


Don't be sily, all Queen songs are written by 1 person and produced by 1 producer
 
2017-04-18 12:30:25 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: No, Roger Taylor and Brian May are going on tour playing the music of Queen.

Queen is dead.


Long live Queen
 
2017-04-18 12:33:55 PM  

Farkomatic: FirstNationalBastard: No, Roger Taylor and Brian May are going on tour playing the music of Queen they wrote.

Queen is dead.

FTFM. And geez, get over it already.

Obviously, nobody could replace Freddie Mercury and nobody is trying. But Adam Lambert kills it while giving the respect for FM that he deserves. They aren't playing Freddie Mercury's music. They're playing Queen's music in which they all had a hand in writing. It may be the only band in history where each member wrote a #1 hit single (maybe the Eagles?).


Bass player is randomly replaceable, tho.
 
2017-04-18 12:43:10 PM  

Farkomatic: FTFM. And geez, get over it already.

Obviously, nobody could replace Freddie Mercury and nobody is trying. But Adam Lambert kills it while giving the respect for FM that he deserves. They aren't playing Freddie Mercury's music. They're playing Queen's music in which they all had a hand in writing. It may be the only band in history where each member wrote a #1 hit single (maybe the Eagles?).


Hey take it easy, pal.  You have to admit that Lambert is under pressure to perform up to Mercury's standard, and he really has to take it to the limit.  I mean the show must go on.  I can't tell you why, but he definitely has a kind of magic, even though he's the new kid in town.  It's not just a flash in the pan.  One of these nights your jealousy will be already gone, you'll admit he has staying power, and you'll get over it.
 
2017-04-18 01:08:39 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: I just don't like him as Queen's front man... I mean he's gay... and not that there is anything wrong with that, but he adds this super gay vibe to Queen (just look at that leather outfit!).  Queen was always a man's man's band, and introducing a gay element just doesn't work.
/world's smallest "s"


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2017-04-18 01:18:07 PM  
Every band thinks they can replace their frontman, but it basically never works. Van Halen being the only exception that I can think of, and that's only because:

1. Hagar was already a star.
2. The band was named "Van Halen", and the Van Halen brothers were still in the band, and Eddie Van Halen's guitar sound was the major appeal of the band anyway
 
2017-04-18 01:20:35 PM  
They are a Queen tribute band now.
 
2017-04-18 01:23:01 PM  

realmolo: Every band thinks they can replace their frontman, but it basically never works. Van Halen being the only exception that I can think of

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2017-04-18 01:35:29 PM  

realmolo: Every band thinks they can replace their frontman, but it basically never works. Van Halen being the only exception that I can think of, and that's only because:

1. Hagar was already a star.
2. The band was named "Van Halen", and the Van Halen brothers were still in the band, and Eddie Van Halen's guitar sound was the major appeal of the band anyway


And by '85 Hagar was far more suited for the AOR crap they would embark on for the next 10 years.
 
2017-04-18 01:38:00 PM  
Eddie Van Halen's guitar sound was the major appeal of the band anyway

The stuff they have done with Roth back in the band has all sucked.

But Eddie sounds as great as ever live. Maybe even more so since he was drunk much of the Hagar era.
 
2017-04-18 01:38:26 PM  

jake_lex: Apparently the reason Sasha Baron Cohen dropped out of playing Freddy Mercury in the Queen biopic was that he found out Freddy's death was going to be about halfway through the movie, and then the second half would be about how brave the others were in carrying on. It sounds like it would have been a hot pile of garbage.


yup.....SBC was on marc maron podcast a year or so ago and he very politely said he and the Queen camp just couldn't agree on hte direction of the movie.  he said he was super eager to play Freddy - can you imagine?  he was born for that role!  But, yeah, he said without getting specific, that the Queen camp wanted the movie to be more about how Queen regrouped after freddy's death, and SBC was like, "and i thought there was far more dramatic elements and a more compelling movie to be made about Freddy's time in the band....we couldn't agree and i finally just said I was moving on, but i wish them well...."

and what did Queen do post freddy, in 1991?  I vaguely recall an album in the mid late 90s but.....not a whole lot farking else.  i can't imagine what story could be told about Queen in the 90s, 00s, and 10s.  whatever. i mean, yay, Brian got his PhD.  that's 30 minutes of the second half?  weird.
 
2017-04-18 01:52:19 PM  
Oh, bleeccccch. I can't farking stand this lizard-tongued poser. I'm out.
 
2017-04-18 02:00:14 PM  

rickythepenguin: jake_lex: Apparently the reason Sasha Baron Cohen dropped out of playing Freddy Mercury in the Queen biopic was that he found out Freddy's death was going to be about halfway through the movie, and then the second half would be about how brave the others were in carrying on. It sounds like it would have been a hot pile of garbage.

yup.....SBC was on marc maron podcast a year or so ago and he very politely said he and the Queen camp just couldn't agree on hte direction of the movie.  he said he was super eager to play Freddy - can you imagine?  he was born for that role!  But, yeah, he said without getting specific, that the Queen camp wanted the movie to be more about how Queen regrouped after freddy's death, and SBC was like, "and i thought there was far more dramatic elements and a more compelling movie to be made about Freddy's time in the band....we couldn't agree and i finally just said I was moving on, but i wish them well...."

and what did Queen do post freddy, in 1991?  I vaguely recall an album in the mid late 90s but.....not a whole lot farking else.  i can't imagine what story could be told about Queen in the 90s, 00s, and 10s.  whatever. i mean, yay, Brian got his PhD.  that's 30 minutes of the second half?  weird.


Pretty much.

There was the Wembley show in '92 and an album in '95 of new stuff they recorded before Mercury died so there could be one final album.

That's it.

Everything else has been the tribute show era... first with Paul Rodgers, then Adam Lambert.
 
2017-04-18 02:28:10 PM  

realmolo: Every band thinks they can replace their frontman, but it basically never works. Van Halen being the only exception that I can think of, and that's only because:

1. Hagar was already a star.
2. The band was named "Van Halen", and the Van Halen brothers were still in the band, and Eddie Van Halen's guitar sound was the major appeal of the band anyway


Yeah but the Van Hagar years were full of gay keyboard ballads. I don't even know if Hagar was at fault, just saying, they stopped being a party band and turned all sensitive.

Rex: "If you're really a record executive, which side did you take in the Eddie Van Halen/Sammy Hagar split?"

Cop: "Sammy Hagar?"

Hostage: "He's a cop."
 
2017-04-18 02:33:40 PM  
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2017-04-18 02:35:03 PM  
And Guns n Roses is the opposite by getting rid of the entire band except the lead singer.
 
2017-04-18 02:45:52 PM  
 
2017-04-18 03:02:44 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: I just don't like him as Queen's front man... I mean he's gay... and not that there is anything wrong with that, but he adds this super gay vibe to Queen (just look at that leather outfit!).  Queen was always a man's man's band, and introducing a gay element just doesn't work.
/world's smallest "s"


I prefer Boy George.  I mean, he says he's a boy right in his name.

Also:

FUNNIEST PODCAST - Small Dick Van Halen - Will Sasso Nerdist
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2017-04-18 03:26:11 PM  
FTFA: "the technology has really come along. But we don't use it all. We don't play to click track. It's 100% live."

So, no Bohemian Rhapsody, then.
 
2017-04-18 03:28:52 PM  

unfarkingbelievable: Oh, bleeccccch. I can't farking stand this lizard-tongued poser. I'm out.


Bye, Felicia. Why did you even come in?
 
2017-04-18 03:36:00 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: That's it.


yeah.  SBC didn't name names but said some of the members wanted the focus to be on what Queen did afterwards, when i can't think of much at all that queen did afterwards, at least publicly.  and Roger / Brian / the other dude grieving privately and, apparently, overcoming it or whatever, that doesn't make for a compelling movie.

interestingly, as a huge deadhead, i read just weeks ago that the upcoming 4-hour Amazon documentary on the GD, teh same thing happened.  apparently the early cut(s) of the doc apparently for the most ended with Jerry's death, the surviging members lobbied the filmmakers to focus on how they soldiered on post Jerry. When i read that, the first thing i thought of, of course, was SBC's comments.  I don't knwo what Queen did after Freddy, but I know hte various GD members have written and released a fair amount of new material and they tour regularly, keeping Jerry's songs alive in any number of touring/performing iterations.
 
2017-04-18 03:39:10 PM  

unfarkingbelievable: Oh, bleeccccch. I can't farking stand this lizard-tongued poser. I'm out.


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2017-04-18 03:43:17 PM  
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2017-04-18 06:02:23 PM  

realmolo: Every band thinks they can replace their frontman, but it basically never works. Van Halen being the only exception that I can think of, and that's only because:

1. Hagar was already a star.
2. The band was named "Van Halen", and the Van Halen brothers were still in the band, and Eddie Van Halen's guitar sound was the major appeal of the band anyway


And now with 50% more Van Halens!
 
2017-04-18 06:39:57 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: No, Roger Taylor and Brian May are going on tour playing the music of Queen.

Queen is dead.


So nobody should play Beethoven or Buddy Holly?

They're not pretending Freddy is alive.  It's always Queen + Adam Lambert.  It is what it is.  Take it or leave it.  Tons of other bands from the era are doing tours without tons of members from when they were at their peak.  Again take it or leave it.  Plenty of people seem to be wanting it.  You can stick to watching shiatty garage bands at local bars if want original members only.
 
2017-04-18 06:53:46 PM  

realmolo: Every band thinks they can replace their frontman, but it basically never works. Van Halen being the only exception that I can think of, and that's only because:


I'll agree, but with the caveat that the "frontman" isn't always the singer.

Queen might be one of the very few bands with multiple members worthy of "frontman" status (though of course Freddie was tops).  All four members wrote many songs including smash hits.
 
2017-04-18 08:31:39 PM  

12349876: realmolo: Every band thinks they can replace their frontman, but it basically never works. Van Halen being the only exception that I can think of, and that's only because:

I'll agree, but with the caveat that the "frontman" isn't always the singer.

Queen might be one of the very few bands with multiple members worthy of "frontman" status (though of course Freddie was tops).  All four members wrote many songs including smash hits.


They're all writers, but I would not consider them all "frontmen", especially John.

Sloan is a good example of a band with four frontmen. They all write, pretty much an equal amount, and they all take turns at lead vocals. When it's the drummer's turn, he takes over rhythm guitar, the rhythm players switches to bass, and the bassist switches to drums.
 
2017-04-18 08:31:52 PM  
What happened to Paul Rodgers?
 
2017-04-18 08:58:07 PM  

Dragonflew: 12349876: realmolo: Every band thinks they can replace their frontman, but it basically never works. Van Halen being the only exception that I can think of, and that's only because:

I'll agree, but with the caveat that the "frontman" isn't always the singer.

Queen might be one of the very few bands with multiple members worthy of "frontman" status (though of course Freddie was tops).  All four members wrote many songs including smash hits.

They're all writers, but I would not consider them all "frontmen", especially John.

Sloan is a good example of a band with four frontmen. They all write, pretty much an equal amount, and they all take turns at lead vocals. When it's the drummer's turn, he takes over rhythm guitar, the rhythm players switches to bass, and the bassist switches to drums.


I see a frontman as more than a lead singer.  Plenty of non-singers have almost complete creative control over bands.  The truest frontman is one who can go solo with no drop in quality from the band.  Someone like Steven Wilson.  Freddie's solo album while decent was nowhere near the quality of Queen.
 
2017-04-18 09:03:18 PM  

12349876: The truest frontman is one who can go solo with no drop in quality from the band.  Someone like Steven Wilson.


Porcupine Tree is my favourite band. Though I do like SW's solo output (and all the work he does for other bands, and other album remixes), I find his solo stuff to be kind of sleepy. Which is odd, considering PT was mostly "SW plus sidemen" as far as writing goes. I think SW's material plus the chemistry of the band (especially Gavin) really made the stuff he released as PT special. But I am straying from the topic. :)
 
2017-04-18 10:12:50 PM  
Seen em once before with this line-up and liked it. They are coming back to the Hollywood Bowl soon. Good chance I'll end up going so I can hear '39, Seven Seas of Rhye and Now I'm Here just one more time.

I know there is not really a Queen without Freddie, but I love Brian May and he still brings that tone live. And say what you want about Adam, but he hits the notes fine. I do miss John Deacon being there but for him, Queen died with Freddie. I get it if fans feel that way too.
 
2017-04-18 10:21:26 PM  
So, it's a tribute band?
 
2017-04-18 10:25:51 PM  

loral: So, it's a tribute band?


Careful. People are getting really touchy if you mention this isn't Queen, this is two of the guys from Queen playing their greatest hits for grateful crowds, and that Queen as a functioning band that releases new material has been dead since November 24, 1991.
 
2017-04-18 10:39:22 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: loral: So, it's a tribute band?

Careful. People are getting really touchy if you mention this isn't Queen, this is two of the guys from Queen playing their greatest hits for grateful crowds, and that Queen as a functioning band that releases new material has been dead since November 24, 1991.


Can you point me to where in this thread people are "getting really touchy" about that? I re-read it and maybe I missing it.
 
2017-04-18 11:04:15 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: loral: So, it's a tribute band?

Careful. People are getting really touchy if you mention this isn't Queen, this is two of the guys from Queen playing their greatest hits for grateful crowds, and that Queen as a functioning band that releases new material has been dead since November 24, 1991.


And several other people like to pretend Queen are the only band that does this and only criticize Queen for doing it.

Looking up summer events at my nearest big amphitheater.

Lynard Skynard - only Gary Rossington
Chicago - only Robert Lamm and the horns
Foreigner - only Mick Jones
 
2017-04-18 11:10:22 PM  

12349876: FirstNationalBastard: loral: So, it's a tribute band?

Careful. People are getting really touchy if you mention this isn't Queen, this is two of the guys from Queen playing their greatest hits for grateful crowds, and that Queen as a functioning band that releases new material has been dead since November 24, 1991.

And several other people like to pretend Queen are the only band that does this and only criticize Queen for doing it.

Looking up summer events at my nearest big amphitheater.

Lynard Skynard - only Gary Rossington
Chicago - only Robert Lamm and the horns
Foreigner - only Mick Jones


Skynyrd?

They died in '77. And who'd want to see Little brother's tribute band?
 
2017-04-19 09:14:48 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: 12349876: FirstNationalBastard: loral: So, it's a tribute band?

Careful. People are getting really touchy if you mention this isn't Queen, this is two of the guys from Queen playing their greatest hits for grateful crowds, and that Queen as a functioning band that releases new material has been dead since November 24, 1991.

And several other people like to pretend Queen are the only band that does this and only criticize Queen for doing it.

Looking up summer events at my nearest big amphitheater.

Lynard Skynard - only Gary Rossington
Chicago - only Robert Lamm and the horns
Foreigner - only Mick Jones

Skynyrd?

They died in '77. And who'd want to see Little brother's tribute band?


The overarching point is that great music deserves to be enjoyed live regardless of the status of its creators or original performers.  Judge for yourself if a paticular imperfect iteration is worthy of your time and money and let others do the same.  If you're not going to do even a little research about anything above 20 bucks you deserve to be ripped off.
 
2017-04-19 09:24:47 AM  

12349876: The overarching point is that great music deserves to be enjoyed live


Why?
 
2017-04-19 12:40:34 PM  

limeyfellow: The All-Powerful Atheismo: I just don't like him as Queen's front man... I mean he's gay... and not that there is anything wrong with that, but he adds this super gay vibe to Queen (just look at that leather outfit!).  Queen was always a man's man's band, and introducing a gay element just doesn't work.
/world's smallest "s"

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Agrees with your assessment.


I'd totally bang Roger Taylor.
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